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[personal profile] junipepper 2011-12-22 03:21 pm (UTC)(link)
I think they got the pilots out, actually. That's actually what Hal was up to when he touched the Lasso.

They just destroyed millions of dollars worth of government property... but they didn't kill the pilots.
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[personal profile] jlroberson 2011-12-22 05:21 pm (UTC)(link)
True, but a couple of things: one, they had no problem killing all the invaders--even Superman. Now, I expect Diana to be fine with doing that, or even Arthur. But Superman?

I mean, I don't even recognize this guy AS Superman. I feel somewhat the same about the Perez one; Morrison's is so far the only one that seems like Kal.

And I get really tired of the bluster that occurs every time a new character shows up. I mean, these people strike me as jocks. And also, it seems to me this story could have been done in half the story time if Lee didn't have a splash every other page(at least).
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[personal profile] jlroberson 2011-12-22 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
And I think Superman might have been fine with killing the pilots if Barry hadn't nudged him away from that. That's not Kal.
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[personal profile] junipepper 2011-12-22 08:42 pm (UTC)(link)
Well -- I'm not sure there would be any other way to dispatch those aliens; if they were attacking my people I'd have no trouble choosing between us and them.

But you're right, Superman really does seem a lot less connected to humanity than before. I gather that's what they meant to do. I'm not thrilled with it, but I'm trying to look at the whole DCnU as just some long, parallel universe event. It keeps the blood pressure down. )
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[personal profile] jlroberson 2011-12-22 08:50 pm (UTC)(link)
Superman is, apart from Morrison's, no longer NICE. Thing is, Superman is supposed to BE nice. He isn't likable and seems more "bitter loner" than anything else. And he's actually more alien than his cousin, which is strange because HE'S the one who was raised on Earth.